ODNFest 2023: A Five Year Celebration

Registration for ODNFest 2023: A Five-Year Celebration is now open. For the first time since 2019, ODNFest will be held in-person at the State Library of Ohio on October 10, 2023. This event will feature digital collection topics and discussions, with updates from Ohio DPortrait of Dr. Kristen Howardigital Network staff.

Dr. Kristen Howard, from the McGill University Library, will present on the (knowing and unknowing) use of exploitative prison labor by the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), arguing that it is our job as memory workers and information specialists to inform our public about the realities of this invisible labor. Dr. Howard recently published on article on this topic in The Library Quarterly, “Digitization and Exploitation: Acknowledging and Addressing the Use of Exploitative Prison Labor by Libraries and Archives.”

Kristen Whitson, of Wisconsin Library Service, will share on Recollection Wisconsin’s Curating Community Digital Collections project. Curating CoPortrait of Kristen Whitsonmmunity Digital Collections was a 2-year IMLS grant funded program. Recollection Wisconsin partnered with the iSchool at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Information studies to provide library school students with practical experience in digital stewardship and increase the capacity of small libraries and cultural heritage organizations to curate their digital collections. Over two years, 16 students and 14 host institutions received training and mentoring in digital stewardship and worked together to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content.

Join us to hear these speakers, and updates from the Ohio Digital Network staff, highlights from the 2023 LSTA Metadata Mini-Grant recipients and more. Registration is $35. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration information is located on the State Library of Ohio Website.

If you have any questions, please contact Penelope Shumaker at pshumaker@library.ohio.gov.

Date: October 10, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location: State Library of Ohio

274 E 1st Ave,

Columbus, OH 43201